A cold front is on its way for Courtney (Brec Bassinger) and her family. And though the following preview for the next episode of Stargirl suggests Cameron Mahkent (Hunter Sansone) is behind the appearance of ice, we can’t help but wonder if it is more of Eclipso’s (Nick Tarabay) plan to isolate Courtney from her support system. Also, isn’t interesting how Eclipso is using symptoms of depression to get what he wants?
We should also mention next week will feature John Wesley Shipp in his long-promised debut as the Earth-2 Jay Garrick — a character he never quite played on The Flash as Zoom assumed the identity of the Earth-2 Jay and the Jay Shipp ultimately played turned out to be the one from Earth-3. Of course, all of that was before the Crisis, so now Shipp plays the Earth-Prime Jay. Which is a very long way to say we’re excited to finally see him as Jay in the proper context and alongside the JSA.
Meanwhile, Eclipso’s systematic takedown of the new JSA makes for frustrating viewing. To be fair, it is absolutely the right way to go about thing in terms of character and story. Also, as we suggested up top, adding depression to his arsenal is powerful — both as a metaphor and as a ability set. Though we missed last week’s episode when it aired, Yolanda’s (Yvette Monreal) journey sure felt like a spiral into a depressive episode. It’s good story, but it seems to be moving at a slower pace than it should. Of course, that could be our own biases showing or an overall sour temperament toward the ads shown during the commercial breaks on the live broadcast and especially on The CW app. In terms of a positive, we were glad to see Beth (Anjelika Washington) face her own fears and get some genuine attention from her parents. All that said, though, Eclipso-as-depression really needs to wrap up next week.
Stargirl airs Tuesdays on The CW.